Greetings Fraternity and Chapter members and volunteers,
It was a pleasure to represent Lodge 1267 at the VMA State Conference in Roanoke. A lot of information was discussed as well as looking into changing some of the General Laws and Rules. As many of you already know, a woman can now sponsor a man into the LOOM and a man can now sponsor a woman into the Chapter While these DO NOT count for the totals for the LOOM or Chapter, the individual does receive the credit toward their 5, 25, 50, or 100 signed. Concerning guests, the rules apply for the time guest sign in. The only loop hole is if they are husband and wife.
We are still making progress towards getting our financial situation under control. I spoke with Ed Thompson and Jim Berardi while at State. We are looking in to making an insurance claim to recoup some of the funds.
While we are not here to make a profit or price gouge the members, we are looking at raising the price of our breakfast. As you all know, the price of pork has increased substantially. The Lodge is still responsible to pay overhead costs, such as insurance, utilities, and the Mortgage. Once again, if you are interested in receiving the Newsletter electronically, contact Ruthi by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and the subject line should read email bulletin. Any way that we can cut cost will be most beneficial to the Lodge and its members. Come out this month for the MLC Fish Fry on 5 Sept. Spaghetti and Meat Ball dinner 19 Sept. and Joe’s Ribs on 26 Sept. Hope that everyone had a fantastic summer! Now’s the time to hunker down for school and let’s a get “Back to Basics”
Fraternally, Joe Eller Administrator